Exilis vs Thermage vs Ultherapy – Which is Better?

Here’s my bottom line on this.

Thermage and Ultherapy (when done correctly) achieve similar results but the Ultherapy is much more painful and has a higher risk of certain spots overheating and leaving a red mark that can take awhile to resolve. My vote is Thermage still.

Between Thermage and Exilis, Exilis is clearly better on the neck and body. The “jury is still out,’ in my opinion on the face. We just don’t have enough data or experience with it yet.

My vote would be to stay with Thermage for now, if you have gotten good results from it in the past.

Dr. Irwin’s Guide to Thermage

Dr. Irwin’s Article on Problems with Thermage

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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